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1. Favoring traditional views and values; tending to oppose change.
2. Traditional or restrained in style: a conservative dark suit.
3. Moderate; cautious: a conservative estimate.
a. Of or relating to the political philosophy of conservatism.
b. Belonging to a conservative party, group, or movement.
5. Conservative Of, designating, or characteristic of a political party founded on or associated with principles of social and political conservatism, especially in the United Kingdom or Canada.
6. Conservative Of or adhering to Conservative Judaism.
7. Tending to conserve; preservative: the conservative use of natural resources.
1. One favoring traditional views and values.
2. A supporter of political conservatism.
3. Conservative A member or supporter of a Conservative political party.

con·ser′va·tive·ly adv.
con·ser′va·tive·ness n.
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Hickam pointed out that Du Quoin's fiscal conservativeness over the years kept the district in the black financially and prevented layoffs at a time when many other school districts were laying off staff due to decreased state funding.
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This is a grave mistake because Pakistan has its own standards of liberty and conservativeness. Otherwise, Khan is a liberal person and this can be deciphered from his oft-repeated mention of Western democracy, its ideals and standards, which he wants implemented and followed in Pakistan.
Okonkwo attributes the rising profile of the bank to its conservativeness, its people, its disciplined pursuit of agreed vision, its international best practices and its great products.
As rightly pointed out in the MSEC study (2014b), the probability of exceeding the forecasted values is a measure of the conservativeness of the forecast and should not be analyzed separately from its accuracy (e.g., measured by SRMS error).
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Information collected from the participants indicated that many (38%) refused to change to a new product because of frugality (a traditional Chinese value), conservativeness, and the belief that older is better.
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Iran's envoy to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost last month said that establishment of bilateral banking ties was being delayed because of Islamabad's 'conservativeness', while Islamabad-Pakistan gas pipeline project remains frozen.
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